Author Archives: jenicek

Don’t say IT out loud!

In what was the first couple of years of my improv career, such as it was, I felt as though I knew what I was doing. I consistently got laughs, I had a solid grasp on the rules of the … Continue reading

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Which lie is funny?

Comedy is mostly about suffering, usually about someone else’s suffering. Many comedians tell stories about humiliating incidents in their lives and we all laugh. It doesn’t matter if they are completely factual, but they should have a kernel of truth. … Continue reading

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It’s January 1st. We all want it to be a fresh start, but let’s not go nuts. There is nothing inherently magical about January first. It’s just a day. If you want to start running, have at it. I will … Continue reading

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Are we there yet? I hope not.

When you’re a kid, Christmas Day seems like a distant and ever denied land, until it actually, amazingly arrives. As an adult, it’s here and gone before you know. I think I may have written about this before, but I … Continue reading

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It’s the thought that counts

It’s always said, “It’s the thought that counts,” with regards to presents. I know that I deeply appreciate a small thoughtful gift that show that the giver knows me and has taken the time to find something they know will … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions

Every family has their traditional meals, for some it’s a deep fried turkey, others have grandma’s special kugel, and don’t forget the feast of seven fishes. For me, the holidays will always mean my father’s Austrian Peasant Stew. As a … Continue reading

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What can we do?

It’s the holiday season, a time for friends, family, togetherness and caring for our fellow humans, as the song goes, the most wonderful time of the year. Except for the fact that the majority of our elected leaders are no … Continue reading

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